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Why is my oral temperature low?

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I have an oral temperature of 96.5. Why so low?
Posted Fri, 14 Mar 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Saul Weinreb 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Thank you for using HCM, I would love to help Detailed Answer: an oral temp is often slightly lower than your real temp. a rectal temp is the mot accurate (though of course it is the least comfortable to check). it is probably a little higher than what you got orally, like around 97 degrees, which is within normal range. please let me know if you have any more questions.
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